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Sep 10, 2010 12:00pm EDT
to us. what i've said to prime minister netanyahu is that given so far the talks are moving forward in a constructive way, it makes sense to extend that moratorium so long as the talks are moving in a constructive way. because ultimately the way to solve these problems is for the two sides to agree what's it going to be, israel? what's going to be the state of palestine, and if you can get that agreement then you can start constructing anything that the people of israel see fit. in undisputed areas. now, i think the politics for prime minister netanyahu are very difficult. his coalition, i think, there are a number of members of his coalition who've said we don't want to continue this. and so, you know, one of the things that i said to president abbas is you've got to show the israeli public that you are serious and constructive in these talks so that the politics for prime minister netanyahu, if he were to extend the settlement's moratorium would be a little bit easier. and, you know, one of the goals i think that i've set for myself and for my team is
ABC
Sep 28, 2010 12:00pm EDT
news -- >> thanks for joining us on this tuesday. in waldorf we are told that crews had just rescued a man who fell into oil well -- a well. there's a point station there. a county worker fell into the well that is 30 feet deep. this was just moments ago. >>> also, a community is waiting for word on a two-year- old polehinke who -- two-year old boy who shot himself in the chest. >> residents in this hagerstown community are shocked and saddened and pressing for the life of two-year-old mario longus. >> very unfortunate. >> this happened early monday morning where they found political bullet inside shot in the chest. the toddler found the gun under a bed and began playing with it before it went off. danny was rushed to children's national medical center where he is in critical condition. crisis is sad. -- >> it is sad. first of all: the baby doing up late at 1:30 in the morning. >> his 16-year-old brother marcus longus is in custody. 17-year-old fantasia rivera was arrested as well. she tried to hide the gun on a nearby playground after the shooting. the teenagers face multiple charg
ABC
Sep 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
promise to make washington, d.c., one city. ammonal is time for us to look forward. -- >> now is time for us to look forward. >> he gave some verbal jabs toward his former challenger. >> we will work to restore your trust in city government. >> we can see vincent gray over my shoulder getting ready to talk. let's get ready to listen in. >> lorraine green, who has been such a stalwart in our campaign. [applause] i see one of our candidates also here, ron brown. i want to thank him for being here last night and also today. thank you very much for being here. i want you to know how humble i am with the victory last night and with the trust that has been vested in me by the voters. as someone who is a native washingtonian, a product of its public schools, a graduate of george washington university, and having been here all my life, it really gets no better than being able to have the confidence of the people who i have lived with my entire life to be able to lead this city. the first thing i want to do is thank the people of the district of columbia for the confidence they have demonstrat
ABC
Sep 28, 2010 12:18pm EDT
. but according to an audit by the u.s. department of health and human services. school officials say they have addressed issues in the audit and they plan to implement stronger controls. >>> coming up, of women making progress in the workforce? lawmakers look closely at the gender pay gap for bosses. >>> there is a new template that will take computer lovers by storm. today and "the oprah show", jenny mccarthy opens up boss: and now i'll turn it over to the gecko. gecko: ah, thank you, sir. as we all know, geico has been saving people money on rv, camper and trailer insurance... ...as well as motorcycle insurance... gecko: oh...sorry, technical difficulties. boss: uh...what about this? gecko: what's this one do? gecko: um...maybe that one. ♪ dance music boss: ok, let's keep rolling. we're on motorcycle insurance. vo: take fifteen minutes to see how much you can save on motorcycle, rv, and camper insurance. >> the nation's capital has some of america's wealthiest workers. d.c. workers have the highest salaries of any major city in the u.s., earning $85,000. that is the latest data from the ce
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 12:00pm EDT
and in hd, this abc 7 "news at noon." on your side. >>> thank you for joining us. i am alison starling. deciding the future of d.c. schools, today, the next mayor of the district and a controversial school chancellor are going head to head and they are trying to figure out if they can work together. we go live to nw, dc >> schools chancellor michelle rhee just showed up here at the wilson building. this is the first time that the two will meet face-to-face to discuss the future. the future of d.c. public schools could be decided today. for the first time since winning the primary, a democrat vincent gray will sit down with michelle rhee. >> i have been very clear on my education stance of what is important to me. some of those things are good at what she attempted to do. some of those are broader. i want to see how she envisions d.c. and sell larger education apparatus. >> the head of schools is going in with backing from the obama administration. u.s. education secretary arne duncan is a fan and michelle rey and would like to see her stay. the presumptive next mayor and chancellor hav
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. they are waiting on the cold front. mostly sunny, made a the's for most of us. a little cooler northwest of town. we'll talk more about this and the tropics coming up. >>> a man is in critical condition after being hit by a police cruiser. the crash happened early this morning near central avenue in capitol heights. the 62-year-old was crossing the road outside of the crosswalk when he was struck. police have not identified the officer or the victim. >>> another pedestrian was hurt in montgomery county, along metropolitan avenue in kensington. there is no word on the extent of the woman's injuries. the accident forced the closure of nearby train tracks. >>> metro is on the hunt for answers to what led to a meltdown on the red line. passengers were stranded at the station that was supposed to be shut down because of power problems. courtney robinson has the latest. >> red line writers were dropped off at the closed wheaton metro station. it's in serious, but metro says it did not seem serious. >> we got on the escalator to go up because we did not know it was closed. >> one of the writers told us
ABC
Sep 21, 2010 12:00pm EDT
students is now facing a new charge. the u.s. attorney's office is now charging shamika adams with voluntary manslaughter. adams had up blood alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit. push in the district. it is part of a new crackdown to get people to put down the pho'e when they are behind the wheel. brianne carter has the story. >> distracted drivers behind the wheel -- you see it everywhere. while some claim it is necessary, new numbers show it is dondangerous. >> hoping áo put the brakes on it, metropolitan police were of ticketing drivers who were using their phone. >> some people cannot operate their own and drive. and >> the crackdown comes on the same day hundreds gathered for the second annual distracted driving summit designed to promote anti-distracted driving initiatives. >> today transporáation secretary ray lahood said his parma's putting forward new initiatives that will ban bus drivers as an others from texting and driving. >> lauren kelly knows that all too well. her son was killed while using his cell phone behind the wheel. >> he was the only child that
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 12:00pm EDT
democrats. , the top's a warning u.s. commander in afghanistan says a florida preacher's plan to burn the qur'an threatens the lives of all americans. evil.lam is of the dou >> rev. terry jones plans to burn copies of the book to mark the 9/11 incident. >> it puts our soldiers in jeopardy very likely. images of such an activity could be used by extremists. >> protesters have already filled the streets in afghanistan, some even throwing rocks at u.s. military convoy. national christian organizations have denounced the plan as well. jones is planning to hold the event as scheduled. >>> four columns from the world trade center are being permanently installed today at the entrance of the september 11 museum. the museum is being built next to a memorial. >>> it is a big week for president obama. unveiling plans to revitalize the economy. a new poll shows that he has plenty of ground to make up with voters. that could mean trouble for the president's party. john hendren reports from abc. >> president obama is in campaign mode. >> i think yes we can is more inspiring than no, we can't. >> mo
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. it is not expected to make direct landfall, but will likely send a high wind and the possible storm surge to the u.s. coast. >> we have to be ready to go. >> the national hurricane center downgraded it to a category 3 this morning. this is the first time in two decades that a hurricane threatens such an large portion of the eastern seaboard. courtney robinson reporting. >> thank you. let's get the latest on its strength and its track. adam caskey has new information. >> it is still a category 3 hurricane. the maximum sustained winds of 125 miles an hour. there's a hurricane watch for most of the eastern shores. delaware, maryland, virginia. there's a hurricane warning for eastern north carolina along the outer banks. they anticipate a hurricane like conditions over the eastern north carolina area, out of banks. it is a category 3, maximum sustained winds of 125 miles an hour of. there is a well-defined eye. notice the orange color. that is dry air being sucked into the center of the system. that is why it wheaton -- weakened. we anticipate it brushing close to the north carolina coast. locally, we c
ABC
Sep 22, 2010 12:00pm EDT
fighting for their life. 10uhbrianne carter joins us lie with the latest. >> as you can see behind me, firefighters are still on the scene trying to make sure all the fires are still out. they are also trying to determine what exactly started this. neighbors say this was a massive fire, coming through all of the windows. certainly an emotional day for p @s neighborho >> i just saw a fire, heard a big boom. >> authorities say one adult and two children are dead after the fire ripped through the town house. >> we tried to resuscitate them to no avail. >> firefighters say seven people were home when the fire began. authorities say the other adult@ and three other children were to hospital. me# >> meanwhile, newschopper 7 is over the scene of a two-car crash that happened in the 3100 block of patter mill road. two teenage boys were hurt in the crash. there were both in the same car. the driver of the other car was not hurt. breaking news as soon as it becomes available today. >>> also today a showdown on a.d.c. sidewalk. a woman evicted from her home spends the night on the street with al
ABC
Sep 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
of sunny brook terrace. police used a robot to get the devices and take them to a safe location. right now police are only referring to the case as a death investigation. no other details. we are monitoring the situation that will bring you more information as we get it. >>> we are just one day away from the primary elections in the district tomorrow. new this noon, it candidates responding to more of vote buying allegations. kathy park joins us live in northwest were early voters are still filing impaired >> early voters have a few more hours left. we learned that more than 20,000 votes have been cast as of saturday night. the race for the d.c. mayor's seat has been tight and controversial. it appears it will be this way until the very end. early voters already know -- >> i voted for mayor fenty. >> i voted for this great. >> on the eve of the election, while supporters made the final push, controversy swirled the taming the -- remaining candidates. address by the board of elections. >> we had a number of allegations of situations at the early voting sites that have been brought to our at
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 12:00pm EDT
news at noon, on your side. >> thank you for joining us. i am alison starling. we begin with the latest on hurricane earl. it is losing steam as it swirls off the coast. it is not a category one storm. but the heavy rain and winds -- it is now a category one storm, but the heavy rain and winds have caused a stir. coastal communities are not out of the woods just yet. we go live to atlantic beach, north carolina, but we want to begin with adam caskey in ocean city. bring us up-to-date. >> we are live in ocean city, and this tends to flood first. locals would now read a bit of a wash on the parking lot. -- locals would know. a bit of a wash up on the parking lot. this has been downgraded to category 1 at 11:00 a.m. maximum sustained winds at 85 miles per hour. as expected, it is accelerating now. it is centered 152 miles to the southeast from right here in ocean city. later on this evening, 8:00 p.m., it should be 245 miles to the northeast of ocean city. this should continue to slowly weekend. high tide at 4: 8. we will see these which continue to push up on the beach. -- these waves con
ABC
Sep 9, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. this was uncovered by us first and suzanne kennedy is live with the latest. >> the mayor is 5 days out from this election and virtually the only issue that he was questioning this morning was whether his campaign paid people for their some people claim they were promised jobs paying $100 per day if they voted for the matter. voters cast their ballot but the jobs and money never materialized. workers at campaign headquarters yesterday said they had gotten many calls complaining about this. they said there were no jobs to offer. here is what the mayor had to say that . >> [no audio] >> he had to say that there were not specific details about it and in regard to who was the campaign worker came toward and asked -- and gave them that information that he would deal with it. he says training is given to their employees. the mayor said this is absolutely a practice that is not accepted and illegal. as for the vincent gray campaign, they said this is a widespread practice and they are calling for an fbi investigation. >>> we will continue to follow that story throughout the day. in other news, two
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. >> we expect to get an update from police later this afternoon. the authorities tell us they have to have this thing cleared in silver spring later today. for the latest, my colleague courtney robinson. >> we still have police here in silver spring at the discovery building. also here, dozens of workers who were turned around -- while many could not talk on camera, one woman said that she feels blessed. >> i kept calming him down. quizzed christopher says that he came face-to-face with james one week ago on the bus. he was passing of christian cards when he offended lee who went unleash. he says that he saw him around 12:00 a.m. yesterday pushing cardboard boxes. he had no idea they contained explosives. matt worse for discovery, but was not inside when lee came in sight with the boxes and fired a gun in the lobby. he had left work for the day, and is surprised. >> you need key cards and access to get everywhere, so i usually feel safe here. >> today he and many others returned to work of the discovery building. but it is not only those who work there who were shaken. people just
ABC
Sep 29, 2010 12:00pm EDT
attended. >>> and afghanistan most of the fighting has ended. u.s. soldiers have militants on har province. have militants on now the afghan governsq't is moving in, trying to restore order and rebuild schools in an area that has long been under taliban control. >> president obama will be in virginia later today. he is stopping and richmond to talk about his administration's ation's economy. this was designed to drum up democratic excitement in the countdown to election day. >> by day the president is talking of economic progress. >> the challenges and the that the economy faces are still great, but we are on the right pass. >> by night he is rallying voters like he did at the university of wisconsin. recent polls shows the enthusiasm is largely on the republican side. there was no enthusiasm data and madison were 26,000 students greeted him like to was 2008. -- like it was 2008. in late august republicans led by nine points. now 46% republicans, 43% democrats. unusual attack, expressing irritation over apathy. it >> it is inexcusable by any democrat or progressive to stand on the sideline
ABC
Sep 6, 2010 12:00pm EDT
near a local track. chilling video of the fire that killed dozens of animals. thank you for joining us. this fast-moving fire broke out at the racetrack in virginia. we are live with the very latest and more of the video you can only see right here on abc7 news. >> the couple that live here in this woodbridge, returned from the race track where there were playing poker. there were gambling with their lives to save the horses. while capturing the fast-moving fire on their cell phone camera. >> how many horses are in there? >> they ran toward the hollywood casino. >> i felt my shoes were going to melt off of my feet. >> the fire quickly spread from one building to the next. they tried to pull as many horses from the stable. >> we were literally going from stall to stall. >> the billowing smoke inside and the fire quickly became too much. >> this group is on fire. you people need to move. the roof is on fire. och >> at least 25 horses were killed in the blaze that damaged three barnes. several of the horses raced at the track but the barns are not bound by the racetrack. is a a large race
ABC
Sep 30, 2010 12:00pm EDT
several inches under water. not to fund. >> in just -- not to fund. >> in just 30 minutes. keep us posted. >>> a number of rows are closed. that is making travel tricky. let's check in for the latest on the traffic situation. >> we have beltway incidents. this is the interloop of the beltway. you can see just above the chain-link fence, that as a truck that is flipped over. there might be a part underneath. the left side of the beltway is tied up. this is where we had a jackknifed tractor-trailer. there are minimal delays at the moment. we have another beltway crash near the interchange at 450. at that point, we have two right lanes blocked. the delays begin on the beltway near the interchange, route 201. and that delay continues to get worse. we have massachusetts avenue closed each way. also, rhode island avenue near the metro station is closed because that underpass is flooded out. connecticut avenue is closed each way. there is a police investigation at the cleveland park metro. that will cause delays on the red line. >> one thing after another. >>> today, we are following the afterma
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 12:00pm EDT
in nearly a century. gordon macdonald used to block the execution. her only option is a reprieve from the supreme court. brianne carter has more. >> 40 resalers, is running out. -- for to jeneesa lewis -- teresa lewis, time is running out. she was convicted of plotting with her boyfriend to kill husbands and his son for life insurance money. the two men who fire house this shots got life in prison. her attorney says that she was coerced by her boyfriend at the time. >> she is on the cusp of mental retardation. he found her to be an easy mark, just what he was looking for. >> prosecutors disagree, saying that if she took an active role in the crime. she will be the first woman executed since 1912. virginia residents weighed in on the issue. >> i don't think gender should play a role. women are fighting for equality all the time. >> we [unintelligible] >> that was brianne carter. the execution is set for 9:00 p.m. thursday in virginia. >>> did you to serial stabber is facing new charges. a prosecutor announced a murder charge today and assault against elias abuelazam. five people died a
ABC
Sep 24, 2010 12:00pm EDT
this morning. courtney robinson brings us the latest. >> it was a series of crimes that led them -- led the police to cousy's -- southeast washington and lead to a shoot out. >> it was crazy and i was asleep and i heard about 20 gunshot. >> prince george's county officers say at 2:30 this morning a man robbed someone on kenilworth avenue and 45 minutes later, they got a call about a carjacking. officers responded and got into a high-speed chase with two men in this car. the car had maryland tax. >> the suspect lost control of their vehicle during their pursuit. they bailed out of the suspect vehicle and they exchanged gunfire with uniformed prince george's county police officers. >> police offices also responded to shots off minnesota avenue and arrested one man and a couple of hours later arrested another. they found a handgun and they believe one of the suspects pounded them when they started shooting, they stopped a couple of men and they started all over again ban on no one was injured but officers closed down minnesota avenue to investigate. >> residents did not expect to wake up t
ABC
Sep 8, 2010 12:00pm EDT
news coming to us. pompous fund says it will bring terrorism charges against -- pakistan says it will bring terrorism charges against the three men involved in the failed times square bombing. the accused bomber pleaded guilty back in june to 10 charges. he will be sentenced this fall. the secretary of defense is now adding his voice to those opposing a plan to burn korans on the anniversary of 9/11. robert gates agrees with the commander in afghanistan that it would increase the danger to american troops abroad. >> the planned koran burning by a tiny florida church this weekend has sparked a global controversy. >> it does not, in any way, represent america, americans, american government, american religious or political leadership. >> the man at the center of the storm, pastor terry jones. even this morning from the top u.s. and nato commander in afghanistan -- >> it puts our soldiers in jeopardy. >> it does not have been backing down. i do not know if jesus would burn books, but he would this one. >> this would be the latest demonstration targeting muslims nationwide, much o
ABC
Sep 17, 2010 12:00pm EDT
this morning. the rainfall totals here are more impressive than not representative of what most of us gotmeyersville, died 0.80 inches. martin's bird got about half an inch. -- martinsburg got about half an inch. temperatures for the morris park are in the 70's and up to 81. let's go to the drought monitor. it was updated yesterday. notice where we need those rainbow most and there is an extreme drought in west virginia and parts of western maryland. that is where we got most of the rain yesterday. reagan national all was only 3/1 hundred of an inch. that makes of the 63rd 90-degree day of the year yesterday. it does not look like we have any more and 90's in the immediate forecast but we may get close at the end of next week as we warm-up. there is a new storm brewing in the midwest area that will push our way this weekend. saturday will be a great day with high pressure over head and a lot of sunshine. as the front moves through on sunday, it looks like a dry frontal passage in the 50's tomorrow morning with a lot of sunshine through out the dead. it will be comfortably warm. los hu
ABC
Sep 27, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. it is the best thing you can do for your lawn. i use scotts winterguard. >> live and in hd, this is an -- abc7 news at noon on your side. >> good afternoon. from your on brown was. washington, d.c., which of to a rainy start to this work week. and is coming down hard in some areas. adam caskey is your within the get our first forecast. this is much needed brain. it is nice. >> the timing is not so bad for us. i know is not good for the commute and even later this evening or tomorrow morning, but we really need the rain. we are getting it right now. we are getting a perfect long soak everywhere. where it is raining in the metro area, it is coming down very hard. the red and yellow you see right here, down the belt way toward extreme north arlington, these showers are falling each other and they move like a train follow each other and dumping heavy rainfall. one point to 5 inches at t.j. elementary. -- 1.25 inches. more on this and the expected accumulation coming up. >> return to the news of the day. police in silver spring are searching for a hit-and-run driver who said a young woman to the ho
ABC
Sep 16, 2010 12:00pm EDT
clearing after a lingering shower in the morning and that will set us up for a very pleasant friday with sunshine and temperatures in the low 80's and warmer weather into next week. >> that nasty pollen very good to have you here. thank you. >>> a virginia farmers unusual protest is turning heads. john boyd once the senate to approve $1 billion discrimination settlement for black farmers. he plans to write his capitol -- his tractor to capitol hill. he is president of the national black farmers association and he was met along his route by a democratic senator and a republican senator. >>> a plan to save metro hundreds of millions of dollars could be one-stop away. moving the dulles metro station near the parking garage at the airport could save $640 million. the plan is to build a two-mile underground tunnel at the airport with an underground station. the decision of where to put that stuff will not be finalized until sometime next year. >> still to come, the recession is not over for millions of americans. we'll have more on a huge fight in poverty rates. a dream ride -- a high do
ABC
Sep 28, 2010 12:13pm EDT
for the coastal areas. old town alexandria and those places. for the rest of us, quiet and dry this afternoon. a little blue in the sky. the clouds will begin to wear away a little this afternoon. wind gusts around 20 miles an hour. 24 miles an hour at reagan national airport. three spots, ashburn, 74 degrees. three-quarters of an inch of rain since midnight. about a half-inch of rain in barnesville. in the district, just a little rain. 77 degrees for the high temperature so far. temperatures are warm and slowly, 78 get the airport, 73 in hagerstown. only in the '50s off to the north and west, 59 into the bird. 53 in detroit. cooler air will remain mainly to the north and east of us. it will work its way to our area this weekend. there's a big change in the air masses. an area of low pressure is vowel is spinning out of here. heavy showers are moving across the delmarva peninsula and ocean city and moving toward new york. better news for the overnight. a pleasant morning tomorrow. the area of low pressure will develop and pick up tropical moisture. we could be looking at a heavy rain as early
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